O'BRIEN'S CAREER STATS
2015-16 (Senior): Played in all 35 games in his final season...The recipient of the Smoyer Award as the team's unsung hero...Finished his career with 115 games played, tying him for 39th most in program history at the time...His first goal of the year was the game winner early in the third period at Colgate on Jan. 23...Netted goals at Brown (Feb. 6) and Clarkson (Feb. 27)...His only goal at home during his senior season was the Game 3 doube-overtime winner to clinch a first-round series win against Colgate on Mar. 6, his final career game at Thompson Arena...Set up Connor Yau's overtime winner in Game 1 of the quarterfinal sweep of Yale in New Haven on Mar. 11...Picked up his first assist of the season on Dartmouth's first goal of the year at No. 11 Harvard on Nov. 1 in Cambridge...Had an assist in a 7-3 win at home against Brown on Nov. 6...Finished the season with four goals and six assists for 11 points.
2014-15 (Junior): Appeared in the first 16 games of the season before an injury sidelined him from Jan. 17 on, missing the last 17 contests…Finished the season with a 2-3-5 scoring line…Was whistled for five penalties and 13 PIM…Notched an assist on a Brandon McNally goal at Harvard on Nov. 1, giving him points in each season-opening game of his career...Scored the game-winning goal in OT at No. 8 Union on Nov. 7 to cap a Dartmouth comeback from down 3-0...Notched his final goal of the season vs. Vermont on Jan. 11…Dartmouth was 3-1-1 in games in which he registered a point.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Played in 31 games, missing just three all year…Tied for fifth on the team in scoring with 13 points on six goals and seven assists…Scored his first two goals of the season in consecutive road games at Princeton (Nov. 15) and Quinnipiac (Nov. 16)…Registered his first of two multi-point games on Feb. 15 with a pair of helpers at Clarkson…Had a goal and an assist in Game 3 of the first-round postseason playoff series with RPI. His interception of a pass at the blueline set up a pass over to Brad Schierhorn for the game-winning goal late in the third period that capped the come-from-behind win after trailing 4-2 through 40 minutes of play…Scored the team’s final goal of the season, a power-play marker at Union in Game 2 of the quarterfinal series… Dartmouth was 1-4-1 when he scored a goal and 3-6-2 when picking up a point.
2012-13 (Freshman): Suited up for 33 of the 34 games during the year, the second-best figure by a Dartmouth rookie…Collected six goals and six assists for 12 points, good enough to rank seventh on the team in scoring…Picked up the first Dartmouth goal of the season, scoring 2:53 into the first period against eventual national champion Yale in the opener of the 2012 Ivy Shootout in Providence…Found the back of the net twice at St. Lawrence on Feb. 23…Scored the tying goal with just 3:34 left in the third period to force overtime at Quinnipiac on Jan. 4 in a game seen nationally on NESN…Continued his strong play at Meehan Auditorium with his second goal in as many games at Brown’s home rink with the first tally of the game against the Bears on Jan. 18…Whistled for just four penalties for 19 PIMs on the season.
Before Dartmouth: Played two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, suiting up for 92 games from 2010-12...Posted 27 points in his first year as he scored 13 goals and added 14 assists...His second year in the league saw him find the back of the net 12 times and record eight assists for 20 points...He was a +21 in two seasons of USHL action...Tabbed as the Musketeers' Most Improved Player in 2010-11...Prior to his time with the Musketeers, he played two years with the Chicago Young Americans of the MWEHL...In those two seasons in Chicago, he recorded 33 goals and 47 assists for 80 points in 93 games...Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., from 2006-10.
Personal: Son of Bradd and Melissa...One of five children with two brothers and two sisters...Two cousins also live with the family...Father played four years of football at Ithaca College in the early 1980s…His older sister Katie played lacrosse at Georgetown, while his younger sister Molly plays lacrosse at Marquette.